4 free exercise classes for you and the kids
Hello from the home office (…a.k.a my kitchen table)
Like you, most of our team are working from home for the foreseeable future and it’s been an adjustment… Routines have changed and we can’t do everything we want to do. But you should let that slow you down! We’re encouraging everyone to stay active, even while you’re stuck indoors.
If you exercised regularly before, you may be missing your old classes and if you didn’t, now is a great time to start a new habit! Either way, if you’re feeling a little off-kilter, exercise can be a ready great way to find balance again.
Not only are the physical health benefits great – weight loss, lower risks of chronic illnesses like heart disease and type 2 diabetes – but the mental health benefits are great too. Physical activity can boost your self-esteem and improve your mood, who couldn’t do with a bit of that right now? Not getting enough sleep? Exercise can help with that too. And it’ll give you a great boost of energy.
I think it’s fair to say that most of us are stress at the moment (who likes change?!). Exercise can help relieve stress. It has been shown to help with depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease too.
If you’re looking for the right workout, we’ve got you covered!
Here are our top FREE resources to help you stay active:
For the kids:
Joe Wicks A.K.A. The Body Coach has become the UK's PE teacher (…and rest of the world seem to be joining in too)! He’s running free classes every weekday to help children and their parents keep fit while self-isolating.
He’s had over 6 million views so far, making exercise fun for small children and their parents.
Each video is about 30 minutes and they are so easy to follow along with. Even if you don’t have kids, you can check it out on his YouTube page.
Want wiser, calmer children? (… don’t we all?!) That's the promise Cosmic Kids Yoga is living up to. You and the kids can follow along with a story told through yoga poses making exercise fun. Do your kids like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Moana, frozen? They’ve got themed yoga stories for your family.
Each video is 10 to 15 minutes long, and there’s loads of playlist to choose from so you’ll never be stuck for something new. Find your zen on their YouTube page.
If you love yoga (or you love the idea of yoga, but have yet to try it), check out CorePower Yoga. They’re hosting Live 75 minute videos on their YouTube Channel.
The company is also offering C1, C2, Sculpt, HPF, and meditation classes, all free of charge on their website. With videos ranging from 30 minutes to an hour
If you want a more fast-paced workout, School of SOS is hosting live video tutorials on the Instagram page. Check out their timetable so you don’t miss out!
Suggestions from the rest of the Love Leggings Family:
Not satisfied with giving you 4 options, we asked our Instagram followers for their suggestions on the best at-home workouts around:
Here are the top suggestions:
‘The FitOn app is amazing’ - @Briony_Jose92
We’d actually never heard of this one but it looks really cool. There’s even pre and post-natal classes for our pregnant followers! Find it here
‘Results with Lucy’ – @em15mazz
Results with Lucy are offering some amazing LIVE workouts to follow. Fun fact: Two of our lovely customers, Dani and Jo, went to their HQ recently to film some hooping content wearing our Love Leggings. How cool is that?!
‘Starksfitnnesgym every morning at 8 for 30 mins’ @katiejanekonstanz
Want to work up a sweat? This one will do the trick! Tune in to their free workouts on Starks Fitness Gym’s Instagram page.
However you workout, we are here to support you. If you need a little motivation to get you moving, try a new pair of leggings! We’re offering 20% off our sports leggings to help encourage you to stay active while you’re stuck indoors.
For yoga and gentle stretching our Focus collection, are ready to help you ditch distractions and find your zen.
Prefer a workout? Our Energise sports leggings are performance-enhancing gym leggings, made our most lightweight fabric. They offer full support and compression where needed most.
For a run around the park, our Empower leggings are the perfect companion. They feature two phone-sized, easy-access pockets and a high waistband to keep you supported while you work out.
While your social circles may be limited right now, you are not alone. So many people have been pulling together to make isolation more bearable. If exercise really isn’t your thing, there are loads of classes to choose from. Look for something that interest you. If you spot any great ones, let us know and we’ll share them on our social media.
Stay safe. Stay active. Stay inside.